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Valencia College Overview

Valencia College is a public institution situated in Orlando, Florida. Orlando is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Valencia College Known For?

15,080 Undergraduate Awards
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Valencia College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 31% of the faculty were full-time.

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Valencia College Rankings

Out of the 126 colleges in Florida, Valencia College is ranked at #19.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Valencia College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#103 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Valencia College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Hospitality Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Music Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Drama & Theater Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Legal Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Valencia College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#13 Best Allied Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#19 Highest Paid Allied Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Valencia College?

Location of Valencia College

Contact details for Valencia College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1768 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32835
Phone: 407-299-2187
Website: valenciacollege.edu

How Do I Get Into Valencia College?

You can apply to Valencia College online at: https://ssb-01.valenciacollege.edu:9050/pls/PROD/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

Since Valencia College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Valencia College?

20% Take Out Loans
6.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Valencia College, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $4,573 a year. That adds up to $18,292 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Valencia College is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Valencia College Undergraduate Student Diversity

16,101 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 46,521 undergraduate students at Valencia College, with 16,101 being full-time and 30,420 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Valencia College

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,101 full-time undergraduates at Valencia College, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Valencia College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Valencia College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Valencia College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 607
Black or African American 2,067
Hispanic or Latino 5,484
White 3,755
International Students 1,246
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,942

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Valencia College. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 119 countries are represented at Valencia College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Venezuela, and China.

Online Learning at Valencia College

7,987 Took All Classes Online
20,305 Took At Least One Class Online
10.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 20,305 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Valencia College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Valencia College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Valencia College was 10.4%. This is the #1,311 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Valencia College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Valencia College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7%
Liberal Arts General Studies 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Valencia College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Valencia College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #231
Liberal Arts General Studies #231

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Valencia College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 7,041 0 0 7,041
Business Administration & Management 3,247 298 0 8 3,553
Criminal Justice & Corrections 386 88 0 0 474
Allied Health Professions 265 91 66 46 468
Entrepreneurial Studies 393 0 0 0 393
Hospitality Management 156 94 107 0 357
Computer Software & Applications 222 51 0 0 273
Nursing 0 233 0 0 233
Computer Programming 125 51 55 0 231
Information Technology 91 52 59 0 202
Accounting 147 51 0 0 198
Fire Protection 135 58 0 0 193
Culinary Arts 64 62 57 0 183
Computer Information Systems 101 74 0 0 175
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 115 21 0 0 136
Computer Systems Analysis 112 0 0 0 112
Electronics Engineering Technology 38 29 9 26 102
Other Education 92 0 0 0 92
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 38 53 0 0 91
Business Support & Assistant Services 85 0 0 0 85
General Visual & Performing Arts 81 0 0 0 81
Drama & Theater Arts 61 15 0 0 76
Music 19 36 0 0 55
Legal Support Services 0 49 0 0 49
Construction Engineering Technology 17 21 0 0 38
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 36 0 0 0 36
Horticulture 18 7 7 0 32
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 12 15 0 27
Graphic Communications 26 0 0 0 26
Dental Support Services 0 18 0 0 18
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 6 8 0 14
Journalism 12 0 0 0 12
General Engineering Technology 10 0 0 0 10
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 7 0 0 0 7
Civil Engineering Technology 1 3 0 0 4
Marketing 0 1 0 0 1
Real Estate 0 1 0 0 1
Audiovisual Communications 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 6,101 8,516 383 80 15,080

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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